Public Space Protection Orders

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) were brought in under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which came into force on 20 October 2014. PSPOs specify an area where activities are taking place that are or may likely be detrimental to the local community’s quality of life.

PSPOs impose conditions or restrictions on people using that area, such as alcohol bans or putting up gates. The council can make a PSPO if it believes the activities are detrimental to the local community’s life and that the negative impact is so much to make the restrictions reasonable. Breach of a PSPO may be a criminal offence punishable by fixed penalty notice or prosecution. PSPOs replace Gating Orders under section 129A of the Highways Act 1980.

Active Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs)
Following due process and consultation, the following PSPOs are confirmed:-

Current PSPO consultations


Following closure of land belonging to Network Rail at rear of your properties, Tamworth Borough Council (with agreement from Staffordshire County Council) would like to introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to permanently close the public Tamworth 25 path running to the rear or 11-35 Mercia Close and prohibit access to the restricted open space. This is intended to prevent ASB and other environmental crime in this area.  A copy of the proposed order is below:

Consultation will commence on Monday 11th April and will close at Midnight on Sunday 8th May 2022

Please forward any comments, concerns or objections to the proposal for a PSPO should be forwarded to or by post to Tamworth Borough Council, Marmion House, Lichfield Street, Tamworth, B79 7BZ